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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Preparing special educators to work with children and youth with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Herr, Cynthia

Description

Description

This project will train 44 students as special educators with expertise in autism, and eligible for an Oregon Initial Special Educator license and a Master's degree in special education. The overall goals are to: (a) alleviate the serious shortage of special educators who are trained to serve children and youth with autism; (b) improve the quality of services provided to students with autism; and (c) increase the likelihood that students with autism can be served effectively within inclusive settings. Preservice special educators in this autism training program will gain content which focuses on evidence-based strategies including the following: (a) behavior management and applied behavior analysis techniques; (b) communication techniques effective for verbal and non-verbal students with autism; (c) techniques for effectively involving and collaborating with parents or guardians of children with autism; (d) curriculum methods effective for children with autism; (e) techniques for teaching social skills to children with autism; (f) assessment techniques for identifying children with autism; and (g) strategies for collaborating with agency and school personnel. Curriculum content will be reinforced through practica in schools and other diverse settings in which children with autism are served.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

200000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2013

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Preparing special educators to work with children and youth with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Oregon

State/Country

State/Country

Oregon

Project Number

Project Number

H325K090237

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Preparing special educators to work with children and youth with autism | 200000 | 2011 | H325K090237
Preparing special educators to work with children and youth with autism | 200000 | 2012 | H325K090237
Preparing special educators to work with children and youth with autism | 0 | 2013 | H325K090237

 
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